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Bay Adventurer

28 Kings Road | PO Box 29, Paihia 0247 , New Zealand
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Ranked #24 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014
Pruss88 Lurgan, United Kingdom
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    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed here for the weekend on a trip up north. Definitely one of the best hostels we've stayed at. The location is good, 10 min walk from Paihia town centre. The facilities excellent, staff very friendly, would choose to stay here again :-)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Turned up late evening having driven up from Auckland. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, 6 bed dorm a good price. Room was pretty limited on space once 6 people's luggage was in it and people already staying taken up pretty much all the locker space. Bathrooms reasonably clean. Kitchen tiny and a mess, not a great place to cook... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

stayed here for 2 nights,would recommend a stay here free-WiFi use on pc ,free international calls,clean rooms, kitchen and TV room ,,rooms have lockers to put bags in witch you can use your own pad lock,helpful and friendly staff decent place to stay

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Hostel staff are so friendly, rooms are big and well resourced. Towels and linen were provided, kitchens well equipped. Location is great close to bars, restaurants and the beach. The pool and hot tub are our of use in the winter but I would recommend you only coming in the summer anyway. Paihia as a town is beautiful but like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but good words to say about this hostel. Everything from the facilities to the cleanliness and staff was fantastic. The dorm rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean; and if you're lucky you can even grab a double bed! The kitchen, lounge and bathroom were clean and tidy with everything you require. The main plus to this hostel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We arrived late at night and left again early morning but we had a room with kitchenette and a big bathroom. The shower was great, the hostel quiet and the staff very helpful. The place is walking distance to the wharf and I-Centre and there are some nice cafés nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in a 6 bed dorm room at this hostel. Firstly my booking was lost. Then found so wasn't a problem. Beds would have to be one of the most comfortable hostel beds I've ever had. Cons - the towels you could rent were revolting and stained. I ended up drying myself with my Trackies. No power points situated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In short, we booked a room for $75. We got there and were charged $95 for a lesser/different room. We did get a $35 refund, however we later found out we were just charged the price of the lesser room

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived to find that the room we had booked was really not booked. We had a confirmation but the hostel had no record. We were "upgraded" to the large apartment which had the advantage of having a nice patio. But, the bed configuration was such that my husabnd and I could not sleep together. The two beds were against... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

This could be a great hostel but there are a few things that just let it down. We were pleased when we arrived that our double room had been upgraded to one with a private toilet, which to be fair was pretty clean, although the toilet roll on the windowsill was covered in ants. The room was basic and smelt... More 

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